ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY (Founded 1967) ♬♪𝄞 Updated Saturday 16 October 2021


The first concert in the 2021/2022 (55th) Season of Organ Concerts was given by Peter King (Organist Emeritus Bath Abbey) Tuesday 5 October and got the new season off to an inspiring and enjoyable start. It is extraordinary that in 54 years of eight organ concerts each year, Peter produced a programme 75% of which had not been performed before. It was an excellent concert when Peter demonstrated his professional skills in his keyboard/pedal board technique, setting of the stops producing evident new sounds and playing his wonderful transcriptions of well known works. His transcription of Grieg's Suite from Holberg's Time was especially clever producing orchestral sounds on this wonderful organ. Peter commented that the audience would understand why Handel's "The cuckoo & the Nightingale" (from Handel's organ concerto XIII in F) was so named! We did…His programme can be viewed here.

We look forward very much to Italian organist Ilaria Centorrino's visit to Alton for her organ concert on Tuesday 2 November. Her programme can be viewed
here. Ilaria won the Dame Gillian Weir Medal at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition (NIIOC) and, on the recommendation of Patron David Hill, the Society liaised with the NIIOC organisers to offer an organ concert performance to one of the successful candidates. The full story can be read here.

Admission is £10 at the door (includes programme) or you could take out Season Membership at £60 equivalent to £7.50 for each of the eight concerts held between October 2021 and May 2022. Application form is here.

Alton Organ Society will hold it's AGM on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 6.00 pm at St Lawrence Church, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW

The 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 Seasons of Organ Concerts can be viewed by clicking on the respective dates. All concerts start at 8.00 pm ending about 9.15 pm.

Please visit the following website which, since 2004, has listed more than 52,000 recitals by 4,000+ organists at over 2,000 venues across the UK organrecitals.com